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  1. Bargaining Round 6 – a mixed bag

    Posted 13 July 2015 by Grahame McCulloch (NTEU National Office)

    This article appears in the July 2015 edition of Advocate.

    With thirty-four universities now having Round 6 Collective Agreements, and an end in sight to negotiations at the remaining three (Southern Cross, Sunshine Coast and Federation), it is timely to reflect on the bargaining round

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  2. Media Release: SCU vote no

    Posted 10 June 2015 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    NTEU members at Southern Cross University will be voting no to an offer put by management that undercuts staff pay, conditions and job security.

    Management at the University are attempting to force ...

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  3. Media Release: SCU staff to strike for 24 hours

    Posted 29 April 2015 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    For the first time in many years, NTEU members at SCU will take 24 hours industrial action during teaching time this Thursday.

    The strike is an attempt to force the University’s management to ...

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  4. Media Release: NTEU members to strike at Monash College

    Posted 14 April 2015 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Members of the National Tertiary Education Union working for Monash College will strike on Wednesday 15 April.

    After 12 months of negotiations and over 60 meetings without reaching an agreement, ...

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  5. Media Release: SCU staff strike

    Posted 31 March 2015 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Staff Southern Cross University (SCU) are striking today for better pay and conditions after the University's management refused to finalise bargaining on equitable terms.

    Staff have been ...

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  6. Media Release: UNSW staff strike for improved pay and conditions

    Posted 6 March 2015 by Michael Evans (NTEU National Office)

    University of New South Wales (UNSW) staff will be taking a full day of industrial action on Wednesday 11 March to express their displeasure at the current status of enterprise bargaining ...

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  7. Media Release: NTEU launches Federal Court action against La Trobe

    Posted 20 November 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The NTEU applied to the Federal Court of Australia today for a permanent injunction that would stop forced sackings at La Trobe University.

    La Trobe University announced on 28th February 2014 that ...

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  8. Media Release: JCU does the dirty on cleaners

    Posted 11 November 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    Cleaners made redundant by James Cook University back in May are dismayed that university management have failed to pay the additional money they are owed, despite being directed to do so by the ...

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  9. Media Release: NTEU wins case over 350 job cuts at La Trobe University

    Posted 9 September 2014 by Courtney Sloane (NTEU National Office)

    The long running case against La Trobe University was brought to its conclusion this afternoon.

    The Fair Work Commission has made a number of findings, including that the suppression of certain ...

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  10. NTEU’s Agreements – looking through a gender lens

    Posted 5 September 2014 by (Women)

    In the current round of bargaining in universities, NTEU has achieved economy-leading salary outcomes and a range of important improvements in conditions of employment. Those include improved rights and leave for staff experiencing domestic violence, as well as changes which will reduce barriers to women’s career progression and help to close the gender pay gap. 

    Domestic Violence Provisions

    In this round of bargaining, all NTEU Branches claimed for specific Agreement provisions addressing domestic violence, including joint university-union development of policies, provision that no staff member be disadvantaged in their employment due to dealing with domestic violence, and special leave for staff seeking safe housing, attending court hearings etc. While there was no mandatory settlement point associated with the claim, the Union’s National Executive recommended that Branches aim for four stars out of a possible 7 (including paid leave) using the 7-star rating system developed by the Domestic and Family Violence Clearing House (DFVCH) at

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